Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) to enhance cooperation on environmental related initiatives. The MOU will see ACI and ICAO working much more closely to implement new and improved programmes for greener airports worldwide.
"This signing highlights the alignment of both our organization," said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. "Environmental protection is one of ICAO's strategic objectives, while promoting airport excellence and building capacity in ACI World and Regions are both within ACI's strategic objectives. Our respective goals align with the need to improve environmental related initiatives and promote the respective capacity building at airports worldwide."
"The fostering of sustainable aviation growth through partnership with industry is part of ICAO's key mandate," said Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, ICAO. "Environmental Protection is a strategic objective for ICAO, and our projects, initiatives and programmes in this area have a natural synergy with ACI's. This MOU will enable both organizations to draw further on this synergy to enhance the effectiveness and resource efficiency of our efforts."